- an ancient city of Lycia, in SW Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Xanthus River: site of archaeological remains.
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Then Xanthus said, "To-morrow I want you to get the worst thing in the market."How to Succeed
Orison Swett Marden
Xanthus stood on a river of the same name, about ten miles from the mouth.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
Xanthus even says that a certain Arimus was king of these parts.
Then they carried him to the Xanthus, and poured water upon him.Stories of the Old world
Alfred John Church
Some make her the daughter of Cebrenus; others of the river Xanthus.
- the chief city of ancient Lycia in SW Asia Minor: source of some important antiquities
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